Dr. Gary Johnson, medical director and nursing home specialist at Life Care Center of Hilo, Hawaii, received Life Care Centers of America’s President’s Physician Servant Leader Award on March 21, 2018.
The honor was one of two awards Life Care presented on March 22 during the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Texas. Because Johnson was unable to be there, Val Nishi, director of nursing, presented him with the award at the facility a day in advance....
Rachel Goldberg, health information management assistant at Life Care Center of Hilo, Hawaii, helped a resident who had a stroke complete a book. The resident was in the process of writing the book when his stroke occurred, and thanks to Goldberg’s assistance, he was able to finish this goal. “Without her, I could never have put it together,” the resident said.
Lee Guillermo, social worker at Life Care Center of Hilo, Hawaii, provided a resident not only with transitional support but also with personal support. The resident had come to the facility from living on his own, and he had no family to help him sell his apartment and truck. Guillermo stepped in to take phone calls from the real estate agency, help the resident pay his bills and sell his truck.